A BOROUGH school has played host to two international colleagues on an exchange trip.
Samantha Olubodun, a Year 4 teacher at Meadow Primary School in Ellesmere Port, welcomed teachers Charles Ampofo and John Eyiah, who she made contact with at the Brilliant Generation Primary School in Kumasi, Ghana through the British Council website.
Since January last year pupils from both schools have undertaken joint projects by writing letters, doing artwork including a large wall hanging in Meadow’s hall, sent each other tourist information leaflets and written about their local history.
Meadow has also expanded its curriculum to include a Contrasting Localities Geography Study and a Safe Drinking Water Project.
A grant was available from the Department for International Development for a reciprocal visit for teachers from each school, with Miss Olubodun visiting the Ghana school for a week in March.
She said: “I had the most amazing experience. The school itself is extremely basic by our standards, and has very few resources and does not have access to clean drinking water as they do not have a pump.
“The teachers and children were fantastic. The quality of education was good and the children clearly enjoyed coming to school. I received the most fantastic welcome.”
Meadow pupils also made a large banner in the colours of the Ghanaian flag with a Union Jack background which will be displayed outside the school.